Neville Smith

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Neville Bussey Smith
Born
Monday, 13th December, 1915
Died
Tuesday, 5th August, 1997 (Aged 81 years and 236 days)
Place Of Birth
Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

At age 22 Neville Smith was appointed the youngest captain-coach in the history of the St George club. Two years later, in 1941, the Dragons won their first premiership under his leadership. Smith came to the club after three seasons with Brisbane Valleys from where he represented Queensland in 1938. He went on to play for NSW in six matches during 1940-41 (captain in 1940) but did not play for Australia because of the outbreak of war. In the 1941 grand final against Easts, he was knocked unconscious in a heavy tackle but recovered to score l3pts (1t, 5g) in the 31-14 win. Smith sat out the 1942 season before returning to the club as captain-coach in 1943.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1938 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Thompson's Team 1940 1 - 7   - 14 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1940-41 8 9 14   - 55 4 4 0 50.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1940-41 2 2 7   - 20 2 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1938-1941 13 11 28   0 89 8 5 0 61.54% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1939 15 3 44   - 97 10 5 0 66.67% List
St George NSWRFL 1940 13 1 32   - 67 6 5 2 46.15% List
St George NSWRFL 1941 15 10 27   - 84 10 4 1 66.67% List
St George NSWRFL 1943 16 1 15   - 33 9 6 1 56.25% List
South Sydney NSWRFL 1947 10 3 -   - 9 5 5 0 50.00% List
Overall 1939-1947 69 18 118   0 290 40 25 4 57.97% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1939-41, 1943 59 15 118   - 281 35 20 4 59.32% List
South Sydney 1947 10 3 -   - 9 5 5 0 50.00% List
Overall 1939-1947 69 18 118   0 290 40 25 4 57.97% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1939-41, 1943 6 3 19   - 47 3 3 0 50.00% List
Overall 1939-1943 6 3 19   0 47 3 3 0 50.00% List

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